Gaslight is a French Brasserie celebrating our 8 year anniversary and our Boston Magazine award for Best French Brasserie. Starting in early spring, we have a wonderful heated patio, which is offset from all traffic and enclosed to create a romantic atmosphere. Inside, we have a full bar, 100% French wine list and free parking. We serve dinner nightly and brunch every Saturday and Sunday morning.
Boston, MA 02118
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Bar: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm-12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm-1:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering available through us directly or through DiningIn.com
Free parking in our adjacent lot nightly during the week and all day and evening on weekends.
Take the Silver Line on Washington Street to either Union Park or East Berkeley St. Walk 1 block South to Harrison and then its #560.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Restaurant is available BRUNCH starting at $22/person and DINNER starting at $55/person for semi-private dining for groups of 13-36 people (both prices exclude alcoholic beverages, tax and tip).
Private Party Facilities: Call us today for a Private Event from 100 to 175. We would be happy to host your special occasion!
Our sister restaurant Cinquecento, an Italian trattoria also located in the South End with its own free parking lot has a private room that holds up to 48 for seated dinner and 75 for cocktail receptions 617-338-9500.
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Gaslight Brasserie hosts a large range of events from cocktail receptions to seated dinner with wine pairings for 50 to 150 guests. Our event coordinator will work with you extensively over every detail to ensure a special and spectacular event.
Gaslight Ratings and Reviews
We had a very good time at the restaurant. It was a Monday night , which worked to our advantage, since it was quieter. The ambiance was great, the service was wonderful. The food was very good, but I have a couple of suggestions for improvement (of course it could be just my preference).
Escargot - needed a little more garlic.
Duck confit - duck was a little dry/overdone. And the sauce needed a little more tartness.
Roasted Lamb Sirloin was fabulous!
Met my niece here for dinner. She’s a student at Northeastern and has wandered by but never stopped in. It was her first choice when I asked her to pick the restaurant! We each had a house specialty cocktail ~ delicious! He had the ravioli (she’s vegetarian) and I had the modules / frites. Savory muscles and hot crispy fries and the server brought aioli when I requested it and it was the perfect touch! We shared the crime brûlée when had an ideal crust but I thought the texture of the cream was a little grainy. Would defiantly go back. Good value and great ambiance
Food was great. Mimosas & the bloody marys were delicious! Promptly sat down for our 11:30 am reservation. Unfortunately our waitress wasn’t very friendly, her delivery was short and not welcoming. She could have been having a bad day as we all do sometimes. I hope her day gets better so she can smile more.
Gaslight has been a go to spot for a while. The brunch is a highlight - especially the croque madame! The free adjacent parking lot makes it a great option for meeting folks from around or beyond the city. It can be a bit hectic and is always a bit louder than expected.
We had a new server who butchered our order, but he did a fine job adjusting once we pointed out the errors. The food took a while, so get comfortable and have a long conversations but once we got it, the food was very good. Overall we enjoyed the experience.
We knew it would be crowded with the SoWa Winterfest but they were late on their reservations and they were only serving a Brunch menu on a Saturday afternoon (we weren't told until we sat down). Food was decent but service was really lacking - our waiter was taking care of his big tables first - we asked a passing waitress to get our waiter, she asked what we needed and when we told her she ended up getting our sodas for us - wish we had had her as our server
We had our anniversary dinner here and were very pleased! Wonderful food and excellent service -- Patrick knowledgeably answered our questions, gave us plenty of time, and didn't hover throughout the meal or intrude when we didn't need him. They even comped us two glasses of champagne and gave us a nice note from the staff congratulating us on our anniversary. We will return.
Our server, Michael, was outstanding. He was friendly, funny and paid close attention to detail. Very helpful in selecting and menu item. The food was fantastic and cooked to perfection. My daughter says "Get the Pork Chop". It was over the top delicious. They have a Pre-Fix menu which was only $33.00 and the items I selected were fantastic. I imagine they change it from time to time. If you are a bourbon drinker, I recommend the Smoke and Mirrors cocktail. Overall, worth the money for excellent food
Six of us met for dinner. Opinions were definitely mixed. Three of us ordered the lobster and crab cake appetizer. Two thought it was overly salted and the third thought it was over cooked. One ordered the lobster bisque and said it tasted as if it had been thinned out. For entrees, one of us had the steak frites and said it was very good. Three had moules frites and they all said the mussels were good. The roasted swordfish also got good reviews. Service was excellent; friendly and helpful but not intrusive. All agreed that the experience was okay but not outstanding.
I requested a quiet table explaining that I was bringing a date who I had not been dating for long so would like to be able to hear each other easily. We were seated in the center of the restaurant which was the noisiest part of the restaurant. It was so loud that it was very difficult to hear each other. I was disappointed that my request was not taken into consideration when we were seated.
The ambiance is so great, but the service was terrible. We had two young children with us and it was almost an hour wait between app and entree service. Plus, the food wasn't as good as I remember. It was almost as if they were too busy to do quality control on the food. For instance the French onion soup was Luke warm and the cheese barely melted (which is the best part) and the chocolate molten cake was cold in the middle.
Fantastic food and next level service. My friend has a digestive disease, so she asked for accommodations and they took it very seriously. She was able to eat a delicious meal that falls within her diet requirements, thanks to our server double checking everything with the kitchen. Everyone in our party was very happy. I highly recommend Gaslight for anyone who loves good food and good service.
We were looking for a fun place to take my 91-year-old mother out for a Saturday brunch on her birthday. In the past we took her out to "old people" dining spots, but decided that she needed a change of scenery. The Gaslight turned out to be an excellent choice. The food was excellent. The waiters were amiable and very accommodating. The ambiance was just like a real neighborhood bistro in Paris - charming! And, perhaps most importantly, the free parking in the next door lot was highly convenient for getting Mom in and out of the restaurant. The only downside for someone of Mom's age was the noise level, which was quite high and made it more challenging for her to hear. Still, it was a very successful outing and I highly recommend the experience.
The service itself based solely on the timing of the food was great. However, if you base service on the waiter/waitress & their friendliness, then I'd give this place a 1 star. Our server was rude, cold and rushed us. We're not the kind of patrons who hang out at a table when not eating or drag out the meal. We were rushed from the very beginning and couldn't believe how rushed we were. Even the woman who wasn't serving us and was removing the paper placemat before dessert was rude. She practically yanked the stuff off the table. Every time the server brought a beer, a little spilled on our stuff in the chair.
The food was good but not great. The chicken was dry and very small portion but the other items we had were good. The squash soup was very good as was the sweet potato ravioli.
Overall, we will not return to Gaslight when there are so many other worthy restaurants in Boston.
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